All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson has been a pivotal part of the Golden State Warriors dominant run over the last few years. With his contract up at the end of the season, rumors have been swirling that the Los Angeles Lakers would be the landing spot for one-half of the Splash Brothers next season. But according to The Athletic, the Warriors expect Thompson so re-sign with the team before the offseason.
Reports suggest there is an "expectation within and outside" the organization that Thompson will be signing an extension with his current team despite the rumors saying otherwise.
A similar sentiment was echoed by his father Mychal Thompson this past August. "Klay’s going to retire in the Warriors’ uniform. He’s going to play at Chase Center, and he’s not going to be at Chase Center as a visiting player, he’s going to be a Warrior for the next seven or eight years," said.
Klay has also been vocal about wanting to retire in Oakland in the past as well, telling the San Jose Mercury News, "I would like to be a Warrior for life."
There is certainly some allure for the three-time NBA champion to join the Lakers. He is an L.A. native and his father won two rings during his five seasons with the team. Also who wouldn't want to play with one of the best players in the world in LeBron James?
Thompson is currently averaging 21.6 points per game on 45.1-percent shooting this season with the Warriors. He also dropped 43 points against the New York Knicks this past Tuesday, his second-highest total of the season.